Sedation Dentistry Located in Meridian ID
Looking for a Dentist that does Sedation?
Dr. Ryan Olson from Mountain View Pointe Dental provides sedation options for patients seeking comfort during dental procedures. We have used sedation for many of our patients so they can get the dental treatment they need.
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What is Sedation Dentistry and the three types of Sedation in dentistry?
- Laughing Gas (Nitrous),
- Oral Sedation (Halcion),
- General Anesthesia (IV Sedation)
At Mountain View Pointe Dental, we know how scary it can sometimes be to have your dental work done. That is why Dr. Ryan Olson and his team offer a variety of options to keep you as comfortable as possible. One comfort option we use is anesthesia. We offer many forms of anesthesia for both adults and children. Sedation Dentistry in Boise and Meridian is not complicated to cause fear in someone’s mind.
Whatever the reason, there are now several options available to help sedate patients during their dental procedures.
What is Laughing gas?
This is a safe and effective way to help patients relax during their dental visits. The gas is inhaled through a small mask placed over the nose, and it takes effect within minutes. Patients will remain awake and able to respond to questions. Nitrous oxide relaxes patients and prevents them from feeling pain. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off quickly, so patients are usually able to drive themselves home after their appointment.
What is Oral Sedation?
Halcion is another option for patients who experience dental anxiety. Usually taken before the appointment. Oral Sedation can make patients drowsy, but they will still be aware of their surroundings and able to respond to questions.
What is IV sedation?
IV sedation is the most potent form of Sedation available in dentistry. When a patient needs extensive treatment or simply does not want to experience dentistry while awake, our dentist may recommend the use of general anesthesia. This treatment will induce the patient into sleep, making it easier for our dental team to provide safe and comfortable care. This medication is often given to the patient via inhalation or injection, and many times it is used in combination with a long-lasting local anesthetic so that you will remain comfortable even after the general anesthesia wears off. IV sedation is typically used for more complex procedures.
Which Sedation is right for you?
All three types of Sedation are safe and effective ways to help patients relax during their dental appointment. Talk to your dentist about which option is right for you. If you experience anxiety when visiting the dentist, discuss your options with your dentist. We will help you go with the best option. All three types of Sedation are safe and effective ways to help patients relax during their dental appointment. Talk to your dentist about which option is right for you.